Apple Computer, South Africa, has donated Macintosh computers and software to a disability centre in Botswana. The gift is part of an effort to build good will, and to help enhance the quality of life available to disadvantaged people there.

During the donation, to the Otse Disability Centre, Fehmida Essack, general manager of Apple, South Africa, said the gesture was made to: " the mentally and physically disabled learn and study better." He added that he hoped the move would boost the employment chances of the recipients.

In related news, Apple is providing student placements for a number of IT students each year.

Essack also stated that he believes Apple is privileged to play a significant role in Botswana's IT education programmes. "Youth are so important to the country in terms of [its] development," he said.